Just when he's about to be counted out, Marco Estrada comes roaring back. A pitcher who has made a career out of being a survivor, Estrada continued to state his case for a rotation spot next season with a dominating performance Sunday afternoon.
Estrada allowed just one hit and struck out a season-high nine over seven scoreless innings, retiring 18 of the final 19 batters he faced in Milwaukee's 3-1 victory over the Reds.
A rare getaway day win for the Brewers gave them their first series win in Cincinnati since a three-game sweep of the Reds in September of 2011.
"Everything (was working)," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "He had great command -- his change-up was outstanding. I thought his curveball was really good; he threw it for strikes and kept it down in the zone. Then he spots his fastball well. It has good life on it and he put it where he wanted to."
After starting the season as Milwaukee's number two starter, Estrada got off to a rough start and had a 5.32 ERA in ...